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butcherboy
03-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Can you fine people tell me what you are using for rubber boots when you go hunting? I presently have 2 pairs of hunting boots that eventually get wet after hunting/walking all day in rain or wet grass and would like instead to wear rubber boots when wet conditions are present. I am trying to find a pair of rubber boots that are very durable (won't crack or tear that easy), light weight, warm,good traction, and keep my socks up. Nothing more frustrating than having my socks down by my toes after 10 minutes of walking. :angry3::angry3: I have been looking at muck boots, BOGS, Lacrosse rubber boots and Irish Setter rubber boots, but not to certain on what works and what doesn't. Please give me ur thoughts and ideas on this and what works for you. Thanks

Willowtrail
03-06-2012, 09:15 PM
I use Muck. Only issue is they are rated to -40 and instead of getting wet from leaking I get wet from sweat.

There is another version not rated to so cold, might invest in a second set for next year for days that arent -20 out.

vcmm
03-06-2012, 09:21 PM
Willow, Put some Bama socks in your Muck boots. Seems to work pretty good.

philintheblank
03-06-2012, 09:28 PM
I use the cheap ones from canadian tire. They work great. When the weather gets colder I
Put on the fleece gators i made from a pair of heavy long johns. Usually keep me warm to -10 or so if i sit for 3 hours

Ken H
03-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Irish Setters all the way!!

Big Sky
03-06-2012, 09:57 PM
I have 2 pair. The first ones are Kamik "deluxe hunting boots" for $80 at Canadian Tire. They are lined and good for early fall temperatures.

My second pair are Baffin Titans from Cabelas.ca. They are a very warm boot and well worth the $110. If you hunt from a treestand or groundblind, they're great for late season bowhunting. The mercury has to be really low before I go for the heavy pac boots. I wouldn't go hiking in them though!

Both are quality rubber boots.

newguy
03-06-2012, 10:02 PM
x2 on the irish setters. i have 3 pair, all in different weights of gore-tex and for my money, the are the best.

riden
03-06-2012, 10:06 PM
Do you want lined or unlined?

The socks comment makes me think you want unlined?

schian
03-06-2012, 10:11 PM
i have to agree with the irish setters, gore-tex is incredible stuff, but if you don't want something quite that warm then....honestly i can't help you, im in the market for something like that myself haha
Schian

Yéil
03-06-2012, 10:38 PM
I use bunny boots - surplus from the military. Good for cold, wet and you can tighten them to keep your socks up.. lightweight too.

http://www.armysurplus.com/whitebunnyboots.aspx

tjl
03-06-2012, 10:42 PM
I use MUCK and love them. Great boots. I have a woody max pair and yes my feet will get sweaty if it's not too cold and i have a pair of lighter ones (can't remember the name of them). I tried a pair of irish setters at cabela's once and needed help getting them off so decided not to go with them

NBFK
03-06-2012, 10:45 PM
Ask "steve" what rubber boots he uses when he's out looking for a sheep? I think he likes ones tall enough for the whole leg of the sheep to fit in?:scared0018:

SammyIam
03-06-2012, 11:25 PM
I like my Muck boots. They are the only rubber boots I have had that my socks don't slip down in. They are warm, but comfortable enough to put a few miles on.

Jordan Smith
03-06-2012, 11:58 PM
I've used BOGS and Irish Setter Rutmasters, and there are two downsides to the BOG/Muck style boots. One is that the tread is usually geared towards mud, and doesn't have a whole lot of traction. The other is that the exposed neoprene tears easily. The BOGS only lasted for 1 month of hard elk hunting before a twig tore the upper of one of my boots. Those were returned and exchanged for the Irish Setters. They've seen a year and a half of hard use so far, and they're still going strong. They have excellent ankle support for a rubber boot, the soles provide great traction, and the entire boot is rubber-coated neoprene, so you still get the benefits of neoprene, but the rubber protects it from being torn.

ishootbambi
03-07-2012, 12:18 AM
gore tex.....in a rubber boot????? i dont get it???

ehntr
03-07-2012, 11:03 AM
Muck

greylynx
03-07-2012, 11:06 AM
Nokia all natural rubber.

I would use Le Chameau if I could afford them.

bonecollector10
03-07-2012, 11:09 AM
gore tex.....in a rubber boot????? i dont get it???

lol.

I used muck boots. They keep my feet warm and dry and I can put on quite a few miles before you start to feel it. I also ran through an old barb wire fence chasing cattle and they ripped but are still water proof.

Calamity
03-07-2012, 01:38 PM
Muck boots - love how they fit snugly to your leg rather than the old school style of gumboot which has the rigid top that allows water and what-not to drop inside the boot.

:)

ehntr
03-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Nokia all natural rubber.

I would use Le Chameau if I could afford them.

I had to check these out I wasn't sure if you were pulling our legs (or boots) on this one...

As it happens...
http://www.lechameauusa.com/HomePage/princesoccer.jpg

lol
Prince Harry and his new sister-in-law Kate Middleton don matching Le Chameau boots at a weekend Football (soccer for US) game. Looks like they're getting along fine!



http://www.lechameauusa.com/images/separator.pngSteeped in tradition and at the forefront of modern manufacturing technology, the name Le Chameau is synonymous with excellence: excellence in materials, excellence in design and excellence in manufacturing.

It takes 9 months of intense training to become a Le Chameau boot maker. Unique skills and techniques are passed down through generations, from master boot maker to apprentice. This ensures that each pair of boots is created with the same care, quality and craftsmanship - the same since its inception.

hornhead
03-07-2012, 04:46 PM
made in finland, i have had a set for years.

unlined with lacing at the back, they are a walking boot.

you can also have studs put in them for wet stuff or ice.

expensive tho.

cheers

Redneck Renagade
03-07-2012, 05:25 PM
X2 on the Canadian tire Camo rubber boots. I have a pair as well as a buddy if mine. I use mine for early season mule deer spot and stock the for later in the season I'll throw on some heavy socks and be comfortable all day. On a different note the grip on the Canadian tire boots IMO are better then the muck boots

Chomack
03-08-2012, 08:42 AM
For a good rubber boot that is warm I have a pair of Dunlops that are unbeatable. They are the Green ones you see at Mark's. Pricing is around $180. The might be a little heavy as they are steel toed but they are good to -40 even though they are unlined. I wore them on a day that was around -50 with some Bama booties and my feet were the warmest part of my body. Great treads on them as well.

hirsche23
03-08-2012, 08:49 AM
Ckeck out Grubb Boots, similar to Muck but far lighter and superior. Hi Brow is the distibutor for them, call them and see where their retailers are. Here's alink to their catalouge. http://brownsfeeds.ca/images/E0151601/spring2012.pdf the boots start on page 4.

BloodHound70
03-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Love my Mucks.
Have my tall pair for hunting and a pair of shortys for fishing with my rain gear.

BH

Okotokian
03-08-2012, 09:15 AM
If we are talking about rain and wet grass, and not actually walking in bogs, swamp, etc., I'd rather go with a good pair of waterproof gore-tex lined hunting or hiking boots paired with waterproof gaiters.

thirty-30
03-08-2012, 04:45 PM
I have 2 pair. The first ones are Kamik "deluxe hunting boots" for $80 at Canadian Tire. They are lined and good for early fall temperatures.

My second pair are Baffin Titans from Cabelas.ca. They are a very warm boot and well worth the $110. If you hunt from a treestand or groundblind, they're great for late season bowhunting. The mercury has to be really low before I go for the heavy pac boots. I wouldn't go hiking in them though!

Both are quality rubber boots.


2nd on the Baffin Titans